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Unit 6 : Building Blocks of Matter
Chapter 18 : Matter  

An Internet WebQuest
Integrate the power of the Web with this inquiry-oriented student learning activity

Page 524: Bonding/Periodic Table

Chemical Bonding
Visit this site to read a brief description of the various types of chemical bonding. Scroll down to read about covalent bonds. What type of covalent bond is formed when three pairs of electrons are shared?

Chemical Bonding
Go to this site to read about chemical bonds and the formation of compounds. Scroll down to read about ionic bonding. Click on a simulation of the NaCl reaction. What happens to the sodium atom in this reaction?

Chemistry Review
At this site by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology you can see a description of various types of chemical bonds, including covalent bonds, ionic bonds, and hydrogen bonds. When does a hydrogen bond form?

Periodic Table of the Elements
Go to this site by the Los Alamos National Laboratory to see an interactive periodic table. Click on any element in the table to learn more about that element. For example, click on copper. What is the element copper used for?


Page 532: The Four States of Matter

The States of Matter
Go to this site to read about the four states of matter: solids, liquids, gases, and plasmas. Scroll down to read about liquids. What is the effect of adding heat to a solid?

What are Plasmas?
At this site you can learn about all aspects of plasma science and technology. Find out who originally identified the fourth state of matter and who named it. Click on space to see images of plasmas in space.


Page 539: Atoms and Isotopes

Go to this site for a simple explanation of isotopes. Scroll down to learn how scientists write formulas for isotopes of certain elements. Click on unstable. What elements have no stable isotopes at all?

Chemistry: Revision Bite: Isotopes
At this site you can read a review of isotopes. Click on Chemistry, then click on the structures of materials link. Go to Isotopes and click revise. Scroll down and read about the properties of different isotopes. Which isotope of carbon is used in carbon dating?


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